Reports from the People’s Republic of China indicate that Apple is preparing to introduce iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on October 10, following final approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
中国媒体报道，公信部最终批准后，苹果计划在10月10号开始发售iPhone 6和iPhone 6 Plus。
In the report by TechWeb, the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 was reported to be priced starting at 5288 yuan ($863, the same starting price as last year’s iPhone 5s), while the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus is expected to start at 6288 yuan ($1026).
TechWeb消息，4.7寸的iPhone 6售价为5288元起（合863美元，和去年的iPhone5s价格持平）；5.5寸的iPhone 6 Plus售价则为6288元（1026美元）。
However, 北京英语活动 a report by Bloomberg stated that under pressure of Chinese state regulators, carriers were lowering subsidies for new phone buyers.
That report stated that Chinese subsidies are paid over the length of users’ contracts in the form of a monthly rebate applied to the user’s mobile service cost, rather than as a lump sum when the user signs their contract, as is common in the U.S.
Due to the changes being mandated in China, 北京英语俱乐部 the effective hardware price for users will double. However, the initial price users pay to get a new phone will actually be lower, starting at 4488 yuan ($732) rather than 5288 yuan. The carriers are said to be reducing their monthly discounts on voice service from 194 yuan ($31.66) to 136 yuan ($22.20).
While this move significantly reduces the overall subsidy (costing end users an additional 592 yuan ($97) over the length of their two year contract), it makes the initial purchase more affordable (800 yuan or $131 cheaper up front). 英语角